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campaign president obama won re- election to a second term as president last night. good morning, everybody. it is wednesday, the election is over. it's november 7. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 4:30. we're going to get to all things politics but first, let's check the weather across the bay area. lawrence. >> so much for the heat wave. it's all gone now. the fog swept in and we could see some rain in the next couple of days. of course much cooler temperatures. we'll talk about that coming up. >> a lot of overnight roadwork out there we'll break it down and foggy conditions this morning. check out this live camera across the golden gate bridge. we'll show you where visibility could be an issue coming up. "timesaver traffic" just a few minutes away. >>> our economy is recovering. a decade of war is ending. [ applause and cheers ] >> a long campaign is now over. [ applause and cheers ] >> president barack obama with his late-night victory speech in chicago last night. mr. obama says he is hoping to work with republicans now to so
. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare. without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. subway and train service is starting up today on a limited basis and governor andrew cuomo has suspended fees through friday. >> i am de
. they are deciding between barack obama and mitt romney in the presidential election. we have reporters covering both candidates. randall pinkston is with mitt romney in boston and bigad shaban is in the president's home city of chicago. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands. >> reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. i'm bigad shaban in chicago. >>> i'm randall pinkston in boston. underscoring just how close this election is expected to be, the first town of the nation to vote ended in a tie. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> reporter: d
republicans and president obama are getting farther apart in their efforts to keep the nation from veering off the so-called "fiscal cliff." a series of tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in at the end of the year. >> seems like our friends on the other side are having some difficulty turning off the campaign. >> reporter: the white house says the campaign gives the president support from the american people. >> the election was conclusive in terms of which path a majority of americans want to take. >> reporter: president obama will try to build support when he meets with middle class americans here in washington today. he will ask them how the "fiscal cliff" could impact their lives. on tuesday, he invited small business owners into the oval as of to offer their ideas. >> they had one message for the president at the oval office, they need certainty. please get this deal done as soon as possible. >> reporter: but spend anytime on capitol hill and it's easy to see a deal isn't forthcoming soon. >> there's been little progress with the republicans, which is a disappointment to me. >> their
for but carried out boxes and a computer. president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that poston hold. >> while this matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, general commander will remain. >> reporter: general allen denies he's done anything wrong. tara merger. >> they had already named his replacement for afghanistan. they would like to confirm general joseph dunnford as soon as possible. >>> years after a strip club scandal involving the director. allen martin -- elissa harrington is in the news room. >> we learned in the executive director omar is retiring. it's after a scandal that he went to a strip club and used public dollars to pay for it. receipts from a 2008 business trip show benjamin spent more than 4500 dollars at a strip club. and he was placed on administrative leave and although ben gentleman -- benjamin is retiring he will not receive a severance package. the port will continue investigateing and will discuss reimbursement policies this thursday. the strip club defense was not immediately noticed because the name of the v
that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given, to challenge those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate-style committee to investigate the benghazi attack. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the military has suspended the security clearance for the woman at the center of the petreaus scandal. paula broadwell a former army intelligence officer who had high clearance. cbs news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau frederick humphries. he is a friend of florida socialite jill kelley. she went to him when she started getting harassing e- mails from broadwell. >>> 4:40 now. san francisco sheriff says the move to rec
: president obama and congress begin negotiations this week to avoid are the coming fiscal cliff, about $6 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in. both sides say they're looking for ways to compromise. >> that's what it's about, if regan and o'neill can do it, obama should be able to do it. >> reporter: but republicans have consistently voted against any deal that raises tax revenue. >> the key is whether or not the republicans will move away from the id logically rigid tradition which was the grove pledge that they will not go for additional revenue. >> reporter: for the first time the antitax pledge seems to be negotiable. >> when you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid the coming grief and republicans should put revenue on the table. >> reporter: but new revenue doesn't necessarily mean new taxes. >> i would be very much opposed to raising tax rates, but i believe we can close a lot of loopholes. >> reporter: and democrats say just closing loopholes and cutting deductions isn't enough. >> we have to raise additional re
to asia, president obama warned israel about expanding into a ground war but he defended israel's fighting back. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. >> reporter: u.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon is in cairo, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border awaiting the command. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> and here's a look at some live pictures of gaza city now. the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas radio network warning people in gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama's southeast asian trip continues today after cambodia after a visit to burma. he is the first u.s. president to visit myanmar which has been make a transition to democracy after years of human rights abuses. he met with a long time advocate and spoke at a university, an event broadcast throughout the country. >> in my discussions here, our goal is to sustain the momentum for d
: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. on sunday, president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing states, wisconsin, iowa and ohio before heading home to chicago for election day. >> after all we've been through together, we can't give up now. >> reporter: mitt romney's battleground bonanza sunday included iowa, ohio, virginia and pennsylvania. >> we're taking back the white house because we're going to win pennsylvania! >> reporter: today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> if you are tired of being tired, not just tonight but all the time... >> reporter: both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. and both realize at this point it's all about getting as man
the facts are. >> reporter: the white house says president obama still trusts general allen. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. >> reporter: general joseph dunford will replace general allen in afghanistan as soon as he is confirmed. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> general dunford was named as allen's replacement before news of the scandal came to light. >>> another u.s. general is in hot water. general william kip ward is accused of lavish travel and unauthorized expenses. he has been retired and will retire as 3 stars instead of 4 star general. he will have to pay the government $187,000. >>> 4:40. black friday creep. how target employees are trying to save thanksgiving. >> a major recall involving the world's largest auto maker. what could be wrong with nearly 3 million toyotas ? >> it was quite a sight in australia. why the solar eclipse was so rare. coming your way. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, total solar eclipse. one happened y >>> it is one of the most exciting astrological events of all a total solar eclipse and one happened yesterday bu
's necessary. >> reporter: president obama is sending secretary of state hillary clinton to israel to help with cease-fire negotiations. she will arrive today and meet with israeli prime minister netanyahu tomorrow. >> our bottom line is peaceful outcome has to include an end to rocket fire that threatens israel. >> reporter: hamas told reporters in cairo hamas will not stop launching rockets until israel stops its bombing campaign and ends the blockade of gaza. he also said israel is bluffing and won't send troops into gaza. israeli officials say that's no bluff. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> in israel, a security guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv was slightly injured today when he was attacked by a man wielding a knife and axe. the suspect an israeli man has been detained. the motive is unknown but there is no indication it has anything to do with the conflict in gaza. >>> four men are under arrest in southern california in an alleged terror plot. the fbi says they conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and planned to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspe
and that is that his nation will act accordingly but didn't say what steps they may take. >>> president obama is heading to pennsylvania this morning hoping to generate support for its plan to avoid the dreaded "fiscal cliff." on capitol hill, treasury secretary timothy geithner pitched the president's plan to house and senate leaders yesterday including $1.6 trillion in new revenue and cuts to entitlement programs. the plan didn't bring republicans and democrats closer to agreement. >> the democrats have yet to get serious about real spending cuts. >> we're waiting for some specifics somewhere from our republican colleagues to show that they are serious on negotiations. >> if a compromise is not reached by year's end, automatic tax hikes and across- the-board budget cuts would take effect. >>> little is being said about the meeting between president obama and mitt romney. the two had lunch at the white house yesterday their first face-to-face encounter since their final presidential debate. the media were kept away from the private get-together. white house officials say the two discussed u.
. >> thank you. >>> just four more days of campaigning before election day. today president obama and republican challenger mitt romney are launching a major campaign push for the final weekend. cate caugiran joins us now with the latest from the newsroom. good morning. >>> reporter: good morning. today's main focus is on ohio which a lot of analysts say could be the deciding state in the electoral vote. the president has three events in the buckeye state today while mitt romney has two. yesterday, the president resumed campaigning after spending several days overseeing the federal government's response to superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard. he spoke about the disaster yesterday at a campaign stop in boulder, colorado. >> we have also been inspired these past few days because when disaster strikes, we see america at its best. the petty differences that consume us in normal times, they all seem to melt away. >> mitt romney also spoke about victims of the disaster at a campaign rally in virginia. >> i hope you'll keep them in your thoughts and prayers and if you have a few
obama was on the phone with the four top leaders of the house and the senate. >>> and traders are worried about possible tax increases and spending cuts if there's no congressional action concerning the impending "fiscal cliff." and the fiscal crisis in europe is dragging the market down. yesterday, the dow had its worst day of the year, blue chips falling 312. wall street opening flat today. >>> some californians will get some money back for public schools. prop 30 reduces the risk of more budget cuts for the california state university system a midyear fee hike will be canceled. many students may get a refund on the previous hike of some $249. prop 30 won't solve all the state's problems, though. >> we have to make sure over the next few years that we pay our bills, we invest in the right programs, but we don't go on any spending binges like we did in the days where you had the dot-com boom. >> prop 30 will also bring about $210 million in funding for community colleges. it will show up in sales taxes and people who make more than $250,000. >>> you can find election results
on the san mateo coast continues until the end of march. >> in just a few hours, president obama set to deliver a speech about preventing the united states from falling off that so-called "fiscal cliff." if congressional democrats and republicans don't reach a budget deal by the end of the year the bush-era tax cuts will expire. deep across the board spending cuts will kick in. for now the vice president joe biden and many others in washington are expressing confidence that it can be avoided. >> we're determined not to go over the cliff. i think better heads will prevail. >> nonpartisan congressional budget office predicts the "fiscal cliff" would send the unemployment rate skyrocketing above 9% next year. >>> those types of concerns are showing up in the world market this morning. major asian and european markets are down today following two rough days for the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500 here at home. u.s. futures are also down this morning. investors also are concerned about europe's debt crisis. >>> new rules could mean shorter lines at gas stations in new york. police are at gas stat
minutes last night. >>> 4:49. president obama is set to meet with congressional leaders again today to discuss how to prevent the united states from falling off the "fiscal cliff." that's the series of tax increases and spending cuts that would kick in january 1 if the house and senate can't come up with a budget agreement before then. now, the main issue dividing democrats and republicans as usual is whether the wealthiest americans should pay a bigger share of the taxes. >>> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says tight bank lending may be holding back the u.s. economy. he told a financial summit in atlanta a lot of qualified borrowers are unable to get loans or buy homes right now. the fed has been trying to help the housing market through its bond buy-back program and low interest rates. >>> a new record for red ink at the u.s. postal service. it lost $16 billion in its latest fiscal year nearly $11 billion more than the previous year. the struggling agency has been urging congress to let it cut delivery service from six days to five and reduce required annual payments for fu
organizations will reoperate from gaza, the future is war. >> reporter: president obama stood by israel during the fighting and still does. his administration is now planning to ask congress to increase funding for israel's missile defense system. the iron dome system intercepted more than 80% of the hamas rockets. israel has a man in custody suspected of planting a bomb on a tel aviv bus that wounded 15. a police spokesman says the israeli arab is a member of hamas. more arrests are expected. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> many retailers and shoppers are hitting the bargains earlier every year. >> whoo! >> this is one of the busiest target stores in san jose where shoppers entered in groups of 30. big ticket items like flat screen tvs were on the top of a lot of shopping lists but the first shopper in the door says she is not making this a holiday tradition. >> was it worth it? >> i don't know. is it? >> not really. i would never do it again. >> reporter: why not? >> because i can probably get this deal online faster and not deal with the crowd. >> reporter: you're learning a val
that the benghazi attack was spontaneous violence. the obama administration later said it was a terrorist attack. rice heads to capitol hill today to meet with three of her harshest critics senators john mccain, lindsay graham and kelly ayotte. mccain now willing to hear her side of the story. >> i will be glad to meet with her and listen to her positions and justification for her comments but i'm -- i'm very unhappy with her performance. >> reporter: graham is also looking forward to hearing from rice. >> there will be a lot of questions asked of her about this event and others. >> reporter: ayotte told cnn that rice's staff contacted her about the meeting. she believes it will focus on rice's, quote, representations of what happened at benghazi. rice is considered a top pick to replace secretary of state hillary clinton who said she will leave her post when a replacement is found. mccain, graham and ayotte all said they would block any effort to advance rice if she is nominated. i'm ed payne, reporting. >> later this week rice will meet with acting cia director mike morrell as well as senator
of tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to start in january. >>> president obama will have lunch in a couple of hours with mitt romney. it will be the first time the two have met face to face since their final debate shortly before this month's election. the event at the white house will be private. no aides will be present. no media will be allowed. it would be fun to be there. >> no kidding and that "fiscal cliff" i'm sure is going to come up. >>> a new york city nanny pleads not guilty to charges that she killed two children. yoselyn ortega is accused of stabbing a 6-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy who were in her care. she also stabbed herself and is still in the hospital. police say the mother returned home last month and found her children dead. >>> two bp rig supervisors and a former bp executive pled not guilty to criminal charges in the deadly deepwater horizon rig explosion from 2010. the supervisors are charged with manslaughter in the deaths of 11 rig workers. the former executive is charged separately with concealing information from congress about the amount of o
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